The Boys Next Door Movie Review Summary

Actors: Charlie Sheen, Maxwell Caulfield, Patti D'Arbanville, Hank Garrett, Christopher McDonald

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THE BOYS NEXT DOOR is a movie directed by Penelope Spheeris in 1986.

Maxwell -Roy- Caulfield and Charlie -Bo- Sheen have just graduated from their little town's high school. Roy is due to begin work the following monday at a local factory but Charlie doesn't know what to do with his life. Both decide to drive to L.A. and spend a wild last week-end of liberty. As they arrive to the city of angels, Roy badly injures a gas employee under the pretext that the man has tried to swindle them with the change. Then Roy tells Bo that he feels "some stuff in his head" that drives him aggressive and violent. A few hours later, they find themselves, without having planned it, in a L.A. gay bar and finally accept the invitation of one of the clients. Roy kills the guy in cold blood as he tries to seduce them in his apartment and robs a gun hidden there. Meanwhile, the L.A. police waits for them to make a mistake. But the night is still young for Roy and Bo.
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Serial killer movie or failed social study? Interesting but not an indispensable movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other    -   bad criminals on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Mentally Ill


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   not very bright people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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